The New Year is right round the corner which means there are new adventures to be had. With all the money accumulated at Christmas, why don’t you make the New Year an epic one and visit the top amusement parks in the world. Whether you’re on a gap year or looking to go away next year why not travel to these amazing destinations and have some fun whilst you’re out there.

Everland, South Korea

Everland was created in 1976 and is South Korea’s first amusement park. This magnificent park consists of three individual theme parks: Festival World, Caribbean Bay and the Speedway. Festival World has over 40 rides and for you animal lovers the ultimate zoo. If you’re a bit of a water fanatic than the Caribbean Bay is just for you as it has both indoor and outdoor water facilities. With a mixture of racing courses and golf courses; there is literally something for everyone. If you appreciate good food and the unexpected you can expect a mixture of Korean and Chinese cuisine. Tickets are as little as 36,00 won (£9), so there’s no time like the present begin your journey here !

Europa Park, Germany

The Europa Park is situated in Germany and is 210 acres and had been dubbed one of the world’s most educational theme parks. Though being Geman Europa Park however hosts a French theme. With 12 roller-coasters, 16 shows and numerous water rides Europa Park is one place you would not want to go alone.  Famous for its 70 restaurants and bars you’ll be sure to find something that you like.

Parc Asterix, Paris

If you’re looking for a fun day out and you’re in Paris you have to visit the Asterix amusement park. This cartoon theme park is in the north of Paris and features all the characters from the iconic comic. Playing on Gallic history and mythology; rides are named after Greek heroes such as the Flight of Icarus, so if you’re a history buff try and see how many you may know. The latest attraction is the La Trace du Hourra, which is a bobsled-type ride that races down a tube of metal at 54kph, a ride not to miss ! In addition to the fantastic rides this amusement park hosts theatrical  shows such as the ‘Theft of Mona Lisa’ which is a chilled way to end your day, topped with food from one of its six restaurants.

Ratanga Junction, South Africa

With admission as little as £3.50, why not visit Africa’s largest scale theme park. Ratanga Juction is outside Cape Town and consists of over 26 rides, from nausea-inducing sheer drops to mellow rides for the faint hearted (or those who have just had something to eat). This is a trip worth going with friends as the Rantange Juction is located next to the Canal Walk which is the largest regional shopping centre in Africa!

Beto Carrero World, Brazil

Beto Carrero World is 5.4sq miles and is Latin America’s largest theme park. Split into seven zones, you can expect nothing but adventure and action. Beto Carrero World combines traditional attractions with a spectacular zoo that houses more than 700 animals. The Radical Adventure area is a hotspot for thrill-seekers, as it provides an array of exciting rides such as the stomach-churning FireWhip: a suspended looping rollercoaster which reaches over 60mph. Keep in mind that there is only so much adrenaline you can have so why not also check out Fantasyland, Pirate’s Island and Old West for some less wild rides. With discounted flights, hotels and tours make this a trip of a life time and let us take you to Brazil.

There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.

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